Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard said he will seek to make amends for berating a local economic development official during a public meeting last week. But he said he acted with the best interests of the county at heart.
Rockdale Commissioner Oz Nesbitt said his Senior Citizen Holiday Turkey Drive and Giveaway provided more than 200 turkeys to senior citizens in need in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
First reading of ordinance approved Tuesday
The first reading of an amended ethics ordinance that could — for the first time — lead to a fully-appointed Ethics Board was approved by Rockdale commissioners Tuesday morning.
Rockdale County commissioners apparently violated the state’s Open Meetings Law by discussing an incentive package for an expansion at Acuity Brands in a closed session on Nov. 18.
Members of the Rockdale County Board of Education and the superintendent’s cabinet gave retiring Chief Operating Officer Eugene Baker a standing ovation at Thursday night’s board meeting, Baker’s final meeting before beginning his retirement.
The Acuity Brands expansion, which was in doubt earlier this month due to a disagreement over tax incentives, appears to be back on track, although the tax incentive offer remains unchanged.
Rockdale County’s ethics ordinance will be on the county’s agenda yet again next week as Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness works to push through changes in the way members of the Ethics Board are appointed.
Rockdale County Chief of Staff Gerald Sanders made a pitch Tuesday for more holiday time for county employees, but two commissioners batted it down.
Rockdale commissioners zeroed in on code enforcement and dilapidated properties that have blighted the community for years during discussion of the proposed 2015 budget Tuesday.
Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard Oden took aim at the executive director of the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council during budget hearings Tuesday, prompting an angry apology by Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt for the chairman’s behavior.